Charlotte Rampling: “I need to be able to study characters through film. That’s what I do for a living”

A leading lady and supporting actress for five decades now, British actress Charlotte Rampling (b. 1946), also a Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in “45 Years” (2015), has quite a bit of interesting film projects coming up. On March 2, her next film “Red Sparrow” with Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Irons will be released in the U.S.; her other films which will be out later this year are directed by Lian Lunson, Lenny Abrahamson and Lech Majewski. Maybe those filmmakers don’t ring a bell, but they were able to cast Ms. Rampling, one of the most memorable actresses of her generation who won the Best Actress Award at the 74th International Venice Film Festival last summer for her work in the Italian-French-Belgian co-production “Hannah,” directed by Andrea Pallaoro.

Shot on location in Italy and Belgium, this continental art house film was the main reason for Ms. Rampling to come over to Rotterdam’s International Film Festival this month where she took the time to talk about her career during a highly interesting masterclass which I edited here to some extend.

Ms. Rampling, can you tell what “Hannah” is about?

“Hannah” is really a film about a state of being, about how consciousness works in a way, and how you actually get through a phase of being which shocks you so much that you almost become unable to function. Through the shock you emerge into denial that you carry on. When watching “Hannah” in the beginning, you don’t know what is happening, but the point of the film is to try and get into the head of a woman – or a human being – who is going through a particular state. I think it’s a very fascinating way of making films and very few have perhaps been done in this very rigorous way. I think [film director] Andrea Pallaoro did it in a very profound, artistic and creative way – almost like an art stylist. There’s a lot of natural sound and very little dialogue. So everything is about the schock of how you are feeling  and about how you will be feeling as you go along with the character of Hannah on this journey.

Why did you want to make this film?

This kind of cinema has fascinated me ever since I met [Italian film director] Luchino Visconti. I had made a film with him called “The Damned” [1969] and I couldn’t believe that there could be such extraordinary, magical beauty in other ways of making films. His was a very operatic way, a very grandiose way, but it still didn’t feel to me about entertainment, it felt about states of being. The way he was able to bring these extraordinary creatures alive in films – I had never seen films like that. I was in my early twenties then, and I didn’t have a great culture of cinema back then. But I realized that this was the kind of cinema I wanted to make part of my life, rather than just adventures in storytelling time. Little by little I found I was able to go into the human soul through different directors along the way – up until now with Andrea. We were able to do it almost like an art piece, we were able to condense all that I actually wanted to do in terms of getting into the head of a woman. To me there’s a kind of perfection about this film for that. You may not like it, you may not like the genre, you may not like the way we made it, but for me there is a kind of perfection about the genre, about what we actually wanted to do, which was to become Hannah in a sense.

Charlotte Rampling at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. A couple of years ago, she penned her autobiography “Qui Je Suis” (2015), which was later translated in English, titled “Who I Am.” Photograph: Leo Verswijver

You never play your parts, you always become your characters. How does that work?

We actors are like vehicles of who we are, and all human beings feel more or less the same way. If we are injured or if we lose a loved one, we all feel the same kind of pain. We all feel joy and pain the same: the basic human emotions are the same. Actors are able to just channel those feelings and make them interesting, so that they actually are believable. Then people will say, ‘Oh, that’s the way I also felt about that.’ And it is the way you feel about that, because we’re feeling it as you were feeling it. So that’s the technique and that’s the way we make films.

When did you first realize that this was something you could do?

It grows on you. I very quickly knew that a lot of acting was fake. I didn’t like it at all, and I thought, ‘I don’t want to be doing something fake.’ It didn’t reflect anything about who I thought I was and who I thought I could become. That’s why I spent quite a long time in Italy, because there they were able to make me feel that I was never fake. Somehow in Hollywood I got very worried because I didn’t like the way I was representing life. I felt a great responsibility to what it is to be a human, because I was acting them. I got worried because if I was playing a character I thought wasn’t real, it simply wouldn’t work. It was wrong, so it sort of came about like that. But don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that the characters in Hollywood are fake – not at all. There’s just this mechanism that didn’t suit me. And of course, you can’t always have to believe that you are true to the character you play in those big adventurous films that the Americans do. You have to find a way, a sort of mode d’emploi, that make it possible to film these kind of stories. But my universe was getting smaller and smaller because of all the art films I did in Italy – after Visconti. Some of those films were very small, working with a small crew – a family of people – which possibly made it easier for me to be on the same wavelength with. I could imagine that, I could also imagine that I was safe within something that was making sense to me, and therefore possibly would make sense to new spectators when they saw my work.

Do you also get a lot of freedom to portray your characters the way you wanted?

Directors usually give you that freedom: mainly they choose their actors, and then they want their actors to become, just watching them, things that they even perhaps couldn’t have imagined. They thought it could have been done this or that way, and then this actor comes along and does it in his own special way. That’s usually what a director loves.

Do you watch your films once they’re finished?

I really want to watch them once after they’re finished, maybe twice if it’s a film that really interests me, because I probably don’t get as far as I want to get or see what the director wants by seeing it once. Then I really want to know story, know the plot and get into it quietly. I’ve done that with “Hannah.” I had seen it, and then again in Venice on a very big screen. And there I knew it was a really fine piece of work on all levels. I don’t know if people will like it, but I knew what I had seen. I saw the quality.

What attracted you to do “’45 Years” [2015] ?

For the same reasons: I need to be able to study characters through film. That’s what I do for a living. And when I’m doing it, that’s when I’m happy. With subjects like “45 Years,” “Hannah” or other films that I’ve done, they allow me to do that and that’s when at my happiest. I’m almost like a trained horse: I know I can jump higher than anybody [laughs]. I think it’s important and interesting that authentic people are shown on the screen as they are. I always feel what I feel, and with the characters I have been playing in recent years, I want to see my face really really old and wrinkly – and it is getting old and wrinkly [laughs]. That’s the truth I want to live with.

You have been in the spotlights now for so many years. Is it hard to be judged all the time for the roles you choose, or for the things you do?

Yes and no. You know, you have to make a choice, so that means that someone is going to be able to criticize you or say something about you. If you put yourself out by making a choice, then you have to accept the consequences. So you have to work your way around it so that it’s not uncomfortable. You can’t live hating yourself for what you do, or hate people for what you might think they’re doing to you. Then hate hate hate comes in, and you’re in a hate world. If you just analyze quietly over the years the things you did, the consequences are on you. It’s an intelligent way of trying to become a moderately normal human being probably – thinking about what you’re doing and about the consequences of what you’re doing. Accept the consequences of what you’ve chosen to do.

There was a period in your life when you took some time off, and then French filmmaker François Ozon brought you back to the screen with “Sous le sable” [2000, a.k.a. “Under the Sand”]. Is that correct?

I did take some time off to do other things, and because I wasn’t strong enough to be the person who you’re talking to now. I wasn’t strong enough to accept all the consequences, they were getting at me. So I went into silence and into myself, into contemplation. And when I came back, someone came out of the blue and met me. And that was François Ozon. When you know you’re not coping with things as they are, you take other ways and you start to do what you feel you should do to keep structuring your life. And so he came in. He offered me a role where I was allowed – without actually knowing it – to go into grief. A lot of the reasons why we become stuck in life, is because of grief. We have no idea how to grieve, we lose people, we don’t give it enough time, we keep on moving – and then it gets you. That’s what happened to me in that period. So François Ozon came with this story, I didn’t actually think about it, he just knocked on my door, but I was so amazed by his story – the idea of this man disappearing in the sea who has never been found. When someone disappears, you don’t have anything to hold on to. No body, nothing. So the woman I played [his wife] had to come to terms with something completely unacceptable. Later on, I realized it helped me with the grieving process of my sister who died when she was in her twenties. And when we’re not healing and when our feelings are in such distress, the best thing to do is to be creative. We all have huge creative talent, we must remember that – so be creative whether it’s acting, painting, writing,… That’s what saves us. You don’t do it consciously, but things happen as you are doing it. I never think, ‘Oh, this is a film about  grief, and now I can grieve over my sister.’ It works in very mysterious ways, we just have to be open to the potential of creativity, and make something of it in our life.

In December 2015, Ms. Rampling was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Film Awards in Berlin. French filmmaker François Ozon, one of her favorite directors, was a surprise guest to honor her. That very same evening, she received the Best Actress Award for her performance in “45 Years.”

What about François Ozon’s “Swimming Pool” [2003], I guess this film is also close to your heart, isn’t it?

Yes. François wrote “Swimming Pool” for me and I called my character Sarah, after my sister. This film was also a huge success in America, they really liked it. I haven’t made many films the Americans liked [laughs], but this one, they really did.

In both films, you play women with complicated feelings. You like this kind of characters, don’t you?

Yes, because I like to be contre courant – against the current, that’s my nature. That’s why I do the things I do. We do the things we do for a reason, we may not know what the reasons are, we don’t have to care about them. But they are there and that’s what guides us. ‘I know that I’m gonna do another film that is contre courant.’ But I understand that people sometimes want to see films that are easier, where the emotions are gentle, you don’t have to try too hard. You can sit there and the music will sort of just go along with you. You don’t need to be challenged all the time, and that absolutely fine. But there’s a place for all types of movies, so hopefully cinema will always be around for films that aren’t the big ones that have the money. They’ve been making those for many years now and they’re still making them. For me it’s an inner challenge. I always work completely by instinct, and I think I have a very good instinct, a sound instinct about things. It has always done me well. So I give over to it. If I analyze the situation too much, I have too many possibilities and  I go crazy, you know.

What about “The Night Porter” [1974], when you first read the script you must have realized it would become a very controversial film?

I wondered when that was coming [laughs]. Well, I don’t know what ‘must have known’ means actually. I mean, realize what? I had read the screenplay and I thought it was amazing. I also had worked with Dirk Bogarde in “The Damned” [1969], and he had asked [film director] Liliana Cavani to send the script to me because they hadn’t found the girl yet. And so after I had read it, I just knew I wanted to do it. For me, it was a kind of illumination. I wanted to make this into a love story with Dirk Bogarde, that’s what we wanted. The story is also an analysis about the Nazi guilt – it all takes place after the concentration camps when they meet again and he imprisones her in this apartment. It’s a decadent love story, but then again, it was life, it was reality. People said, ‘Oh, this could never happen.’ But believe me, it did. The girl was real, she lived this with her Nazi torturer. And then, when the film came out, they did a lot of promotion – something I had never been involved in before – so this was big time, and I was the ‘kinky queen’ [laughs]. Newsweek did a whole page about it. But this film is very close to my heart: it’s like my initiation. So much happened, in the movie too. It’s so raw, and the film became what it became – very, very provocative, and it brought out all sorts of reactions.

What happens to all your characters once you have played them?

Ha! I keep them all locked up in a black box and only I have the key. And they’re probably all fighting to be number one [laughs].

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)
January 25, 2018

The theatrical trailer of “Hannah”

The theatrical trailer of Ms. Rampling’s upcoming film “Red Sparrow,” a mystery thriller with Jennifer Lawrence in the leading role

FILMS

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964) DIR Richard Lester PROD Walter Shenson SCR Alun Owen CAM Gilbert Taylor ED John Jympson MUS The Beatles CAST John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Phil Collins, Brian Epstein, Susan Hampshire, Richard Lester, Charlotte Rampling (Girl at Disco [uncredited])

THE KNACK… AND HOW TO GET IT (1965) DIR Richard Lester PROD Oscar Lewenstein SCR Charles Wood (play ‘The Knack’ [1962] by Ann Jellicoe) CAST Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly, William Dexter, Jane Birkin, Richard Lester, Charlotte Rampling (Extra [uncredited], Jacqueline Bisset

ROTTEN TO THE CORE (1965) DIR John Boulting PROD Roy Boulting SCR Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell, Len Heath (story by Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell, Len Heath) CAM Freddie Young ED Teddy Darvas MUS Michael Dress CAST Anton Rogers, Charlotte Rampling (Sara Capell), Eric Sykes, Ian Bannen, Thorley Walters, Peter Vaughan, John Boulting

GEORGY GIRL (1966) DIR Silvio Narizzano PROD Robert A. Goldston, Otto Plaschkes SCR Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols (novel by Margaret Forster) CAM Kenneth Higgins ED John Bloom MUS Alexander Faris CAST James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling (Meredith), Bill Owen, Clare Kelly, Rachel Kemspon

THE LONG DUEL (1967) DIR – PROD Ken Annakin SCR Peter Yeldham (adaptation by Ernest Borneman; story by Ranveer Singh) CAM Jack Hildyard ED Bert Bates MUS John Scott CAST Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Andrew Keir, Charlotte Rampling (Jane), Virginia North, Laurence Naismith, Maurice Denham, Edward Fox

SEQUESTRO DI PERSONA, a.k.a. ISLAND OF CRIME and SARDINIA KIDNAPPED (1968) DIR Gianfranco Mingozzi PROD Silvio Clementelli SCR Gianfranco Mingozzi, Ugo Pirro (story by Ugo Pirro) CAM Ugo Piccone ED Ruggero Mastroianni MUS Riz Ortolani CAST Franco Nero, Charlotte Rampling (Christina), Frank Wolff, Ennio Balbo, Pierluigi Aprà, Steffen Zacharias, Margarita Lozano

TARGET: HARRY (1969) DIR Henry Neill [Roger Corman] PROD Gene Corman SCR Bob Barbash CAM Patrice Pouget ED Monte Hellman MUS Les Baxter CAST Vic Morrow, Suzanne Pleshette, Michael Ansara, Victor Buono, Caesar Romero, Charlotte Rampling (Ruth Carlyle), Stanley Holloway, Ahna Capri

LA CADUTA DEGLI DEI (GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG), a.k.a. THE DAMNED (1969) DIR Luchino Visconti PROD Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy SCR Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, Nicola Badalucco (story by Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, Nicola Badalucco) CAM Pasqualino De Santis, Armando Nannuzzi ED Ruggero Mastroianni MUS Maurice Jarre CAST Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger, Renaud Verley, Umberto Orsini, Florinda Bolkan, Charlotte Rampling (Elisabeth Thallman)

THREE (1969) DIR James Salter PROD Bruce Becker SCR Irwin Shaw CAM Étienne Becker ED Edward Nielsen MUS Laurence Rosenthal CAST Charlotte Rampling (Marty), Robie Porter, Sam Waterston, Pascale Roberts, Edina Ronay, Gillian Hills, Alfredo Rozzi

ADDIO FRATELLO CRUDELE, a.k.a. ‘TIS A PITY SHE’S A WHORE (1971) DIR Giuseppe Patroni Griffi PROD Silvio Clementelli SCR Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Carlo Carunchio, Alfio Valdarnini (play by John Ford) CAM Vittorio Storaro ED Franco Arcalli MUS Ennio Morricone CAST Charlotte Rampling (Annabella), Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Antonio Falsi, Rik Battaglia, Angela Luce, Rino Imperio

THE SKI BUM (1971) DIR Bruce D. Clark PROD David Dawdy SCR Bruce D. Clark, Marc Siegler (novel by Romain Gary) CAM Vilmos Zsigmond ED Bruce D. Clark, Misha Norland MUS Joseph Byrd CAST Zalman King, Charlotte Rampling (Samantha), Joseph Mell, Dimitri Arliss, Tedd King, Dwight Marfield, Freddie James

CORKY (1972) DIR Leonard Horn PROD Bruce Geller SCR Eugene Price CAM David M. Walsh ED Hugh S. Fowler, Albert P. Wilson MUS John Carl Parker, Jerry Styner CAST Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling (Corky’s Wife), Patrick O’Neal, Christopher Connelly, Pamela Payton-Wright, Ben Johnson

ASYLUM (1972) DIR Roy Ward Baker PROD Milton Subotsky SCR Robert Bloch CAM Denys N. Coop ED Peter Tanner MUS Douglas Gamley CAST Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Barry Morse, Barbara Parkins, Robert Powell, Charlotte Rampling (Barbara), Sylvia Syms, Richard Todd

HENRY VIII AND HIS SIX WIVES (1972) DIR Waris Hussein PROD Roy Baird SCR Ian Thorne CAM Peter Suschitzky ED John Bloom MUS David Munrow CAST Keith Mitchell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling (Ann Boleyn), Jane Asher, Frances Cuka, Lynne Frederick, Jenny Bos, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

GIORDANO BRUNO (1973) DIR Giuliano Montaldo PROD Carlo Ponti SCR Giuliano Montaldo, Lucio De Caro CAM Vittorio Storaro ED Antonio Siciliano MUS Ennio Morricone CAST Gian Maria Volontè, Charlotte Rampling (Fosca), Matthieu Carrière, Hans Christian Blech, Renato Scarpa, Giuseppe Maffioli, Mark Burns

ZARDOZ (1974) DIR – PROD – SCR John Boorman CAM Geoffrey Unsworth ED John Merritt MUS David Munrow CAST Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling (Consuella), Sara Kestelman, John Alderton, Sally Anne Newton, Niall Buggy, Bosco Hogan, John Boorman, Katrine Boorman

IL PORTIERE DI NOTTE, a.k.a. THE NIGHT PORTER (1974) DIR Liliana Cavani PROD Esa De Simone, Robert Gordon Edwards SCR Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati (story by Liliana Cavani, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani) CAM Alfio Contini ED Franco Arcalli MUS Daniele Paris CAST Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling (Lucia), Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Giuseppe Addobbati, Isa Miranda, Nino Bignamini

CARAVAN TO VACCARES (1974) DIR Geoffrey Reeve PROD Geoffrey Reeve, Richard Morris-Adams SCR Paul Wheeler (adaptation by Joseph Forest; novel by Alistair MacLean) CAM Fred Tammes ED Robert Morgan MUS Stanley Myers CAST Charlotte Rampling (Lila), David Birney, Michel Lonsdale, Marcel Bozzuffi, Manitas De Plata, Michael Bryant, Serge Marquand

LA CHAIR DE L’ORCHIDÉE, a.k.a. THE FLESH OF THE ORCHID (1975) DIR Patrice Chéreau PROD Sergio Gobbi SCR (adaptation by Patrice Chéreau, Jean-Claude Carrière; novel by James Hedley Chase) CAM Pierre Lhomme ED Pierre Gillette MUS Fiorenze Carpi CAST Charlotte Rampling (Claire), Bruno Cremer, Edwige Feuillère, Simone Signoret, Alida Valli, Hans Christian Blech, François Simon

YUPPI DU (1975) DIR – ED – MUS Adriano Celentano PROD  SCR Adriano Celentano, Alberto Silvestri, Miky Del Prete (story by Alberto Silvestri) CAM Alfio Contini CAST Adriano Celentano, Charlotte Rampling (Silvia), Claudia Mori, Gino Santercole, Rosita Celentano, Carla Brait

FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (1975) DIR Dick Richards PROD Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas SCR David Zelag Goodman (novel by Raymond Chandler) CAM John A. Alonzo ED Joel Cox, Walter Thompson MUS David Shire CAST Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling (Helen Grayle), John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Sylvester Stallone

JACKPOT (1975) DIR Terence Young PROD William Alexander SCR Peter Draper, Millard Kaufman CAM Aldo Tonti ED Johnny Dwyre MUS Christophe CAST Richard Burton, Charlotte Rampling (Mrs. Lawrence), James Coburn, Maurice Ronet, Capucine, Maurice Biraud, Sabine Sun, Gabriele Ferzetti

FOXTROT (1976) DIR Arturo Ripstein PROD Gerald Green SCR Arturo Ripstein, José Emilio Pacheco, H.A.L. Craig CAM Álex Phillips Jr. ED Peter Zinner MUS Pete Rugolo CAST Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling (Julia), Max von Sydow, Jorge Luke, Helena Rojo, Claudio Brook, Max Kerlow, Christa Walker

UN TAXI MAUVE, a.k.a. A PURPLE TAXI (1977) DIR Yves Boisset PROD Catherine Winter SCR Michel Déon (adaptation by Georges Dutter, Anne Dutter; novel by Michel Déon) CAM Tonino Delli Colli ED Albert Jurgenson MUS Philippe Sarde CAST Charlotte Rampling (Sharon Frederick), Peter Ustinov, Edward Albert, Fred Astaire, Philippe Noiret, Agostina Belli, Jack Watson

ORCA (1977) DIR Michael Anderson PROD Luciano Vincenzoni SCR Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati (story by  Luciano Vincenzoni) CAM J. Barry Herron, Ted Moore ED John Bloom, Marion Rothman, Ralph E. Winters MUS Ennio Morricone CAST Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling (Rachel Bedford), Will Sampson, Bo Derek, Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine, Scott Walker

STARDUST MEMORIES (1980) DIR – SCR Woody Allen PROD Robert Greenhut CAM Gordon Willis ED Susan E. Morse CAST Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling (Dorrie), Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Daniel Stern, Amy Wright, Helen Hanft, Sharon Stone

THE VERDICT (1982) DIR Sidney Lumet PROD Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown SCR David Mamet (novel by Barry Reed) CAM Andrzej Bartkowiak ED Peter C. Frank MUS Johnny Mandel CAST Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling (Laura Fischer), Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, Edward Binns, Bruce Willis

VIVE LA VIE, a.k.a. LONG LIVE LIFE (1984) DIR Claude Lelouch SCR Claude Lelouch, Jérôme Tonnerre (story by Claude Lelouch) CAM Bernard Lutic ED Hugues Darmois, Pauline Leroy MUS Didier Berbelivien CAST Michel Piccoli, Charlotte Rampling (Catherine Perrin), Charles Aznavour, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimée, Evelyne Bioux, Laurent Mallet, Tanya Lopert, Raymond Pellegrin

ON NE MEURT QUE DEUX FOIS, a.k.a. HE DIED WITH HIS EYES OPEN (1985) DIR Jacques Deray PROD Norbert Saada SCR Michel Audiard (adaptation by Jacques Deray, Michel Audiard; novel by Robin Cook) CAM Jean Penzer ED Henri Lanoë MUS Claude Bolling CAST Michel Sarrault, Charlotte Rampling (Barbara Spark), Xavier Deluc, Elisabeth Depardieu, Jean Leuvrais, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Maurice Barrier

TRISTESSE ET BEAUTÉ, a.k.a. SADNESS AND BEAUTY (1985) DIR Joy Fleury PROD Pierre Novat SCR Joy Fleury, Pierre Grillet (novel by Yasunari Kawabata) CAM Bernard Lutic ED Nelly Meunier MUS Jean-Claude Petit CAST Charlotte Rampling (Léa Uéno), Andrzej Zulawski, Béatrice Agenin, Myriem Roussel, Jean-Claude Adelin, Jean-Pol Dubois, Isabelle Sadoyan

MAX MON AMOUR, a.k.a. MAX MY LOVE (1986) DIR Nagisa Ôshima PROD Serge Silberman SCR Nagisa Ôshima, Jean-Claude Carrière (idea by Jean-Claude Carrière) CAM Raoul Coutard ED Hélène Plemiannikov MUS Michel Portal CAST Charlotte Rampling (Margaret Jones), Anthony Higgins, Victoria Abril, Anne-Marie Besse, Nicole Calfan, Pierre Étaix, Bernard Haller, Fabrice Luchini

ANGEL HEART (1987) DIR Alan Parker PROD Alan Marshall, Elliott Kastner SCR Alan Parker (novel ‘Falling Angel’ [1978] by William Hjortsberg) CAM Michael Seresin MUS Trevor Jones CAST Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling (Margaret Krusemark), Stocker Fontelieu, Brownie McGhee

MASCARA (1987) DIR Patrick Conrad PROD Pierre Drouot, Henry Lange, René Solleveld SCR Patrick Conrad, Pierre Drouot, Hugo Claus CAM Gilberto Azevedo MUS Egisto Macchi ED Susana Rossberg CAST Charlotte Rampling (Gaby Hart), Michael Sarrazin, Derek de Lint, Herbert Flack, Harry Cleven, Serge-Henri Valcke

D.O.A. (1988) DIR Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel PROD Ian Sander, Laura Ziskin SCR Charles Edward Pogue (story by Charles Edward Pogue, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene) CAM Yuri Neyman ED Raja Gosnell, Michael R. Miller MUS Chaz Jankel CAST Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling (Mrs. Fitzwaring), Daniel Stern, Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Neame, Robin Johnson

PARIS BY NIGHT (1988) DIR – SCR David Hare PROD Patrick Cassavetti CAM Roger Pratt ED George Akers MUS Georges Delerue CAST Charlotte Rampling (Clara Paige), Michael Gambon, Iain Glen, Robert Hardy, Jane Asher, Niamh Cusack

REBUS (1990) DIR Massimo Guglielmi PROD Roberto Cicutto SCR Massimo Guglielmi, Antonio Tabucchi, Sergio Vecchio (short story by Antonio Tabucchi) CAM Giuseppe Rotunno ED Carlo Fontana CAST Charlotte Rampling (Miriam), Christophe Malavoy, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Massimo Venturiello, Margareta von Krauss, Jacques Herlin, Massimo Girotti

HAMMERS OVER THE ANVIL (1993) DIR Ann Turner PROD Ben Gannon SCR Ann Turner, Peter Hepworth (stories by Alan Marshall) CAM James Bartle ED Ken Sallows MUS Not Drowning Waving CAST Charlotte Rampling (Grace McAlister), Russell Crowe, Alexander Outhred, Frankie J. Holden, Jake Frost, Alethea McGrath, John Rafter Lee

TIME IS MONEY (1994) DIR Paolo Barzman PROD Yves Lombard SCR Paolo Barzman, Yoyo Barzman CAM Bernard Lutic ED Véronique Parnet MUS Gérard Torikian CAST Max von Sydow, Charlotte Rampling (Irina Kaufman), Martin Landau, François Montagut, Julie Barzman, Bernard Lutic

ASPHALT TANGO (1996) DIR Nae Caranfil SCR Nae Caranfil, Stephan Levine CAM Cristian Comeaga ED Mircea Ciocâltei MUS Nae Caranfil, Anton Suteu, Reinhardt Wagner CAST Charlotte Rampling (Marion), Mircea Diaconu, Florin Calinescu, Constantin Cotimanis, Catalina Rahaianu, Marthe Felten, Adina Cartianu

INVASION OF PRIVACY (1996) DIR Anthony Hickox PROD Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Hanno Huth SCR Larry Cohen CAM Peter Wunstorf ED Dana Congdon MUS Anthony Marinelli CAST Jonathan Scaech, Mili Avital, Naomi Campbell, David Keith, Charlotte Rampling (Deidre Stiles), Susan Dolan Stevens, Scott Wilkinson, Anthony Hickox

THE WINGS OF THE DOVE (1997) DIR Iain Softley PROD Stephen Evans, David Parfitt SCR Hossein Amini (novel by Henry James) CAM Eduardo Serra ED Tariq Anwar MUS Ed Shearmur CAST Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings, Charlotte Rampling (Aunt Maude), Ben Miles, Philip Wright, Michael Gambon, Alexander John, Elizabeth McGovern

THE CHERRY ORCHARD (1999) DIR Michael Cacoyannis [Mihalis Kakogiannis] SCR Michael Cacoyannis [Mihalis Kakogiannis] (play by Anton Chekov) CAM Aris Stavrou ED Michael Cacoyannis [Mihalis Kakogiannis], Takis Hadzis CAST Charlotte Rampling (Rayevskaya), Alan Bates, Katrin Cartlidge, Owen Teale, Tushka Bergen, Xander Berkeley, Gerard Butler

SIGNS & WONDERS (2000) DIR Jonathan Nossiter PROD Marin Karmitz SCR Jonathan Nossiter, James Lasdun (story by James Lasdun) CAM Giorgos Arvanitis ED Madeleine Gavin MUS Adrian Utley CAST Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling (Marjorie), Deborah Kara Unger, Dimitris Katalifos, Ashley Remy, Dave Simonds, Arto Apartian

ABERDEEN (2000) DIR Hans Petter Moland PROD Tom Remlov, Petter J. Borgli SCR Hans Petter Moland, Kristin Amundsen (idea by Hans Petter Moland, Lars Bill Lundholm) CAM Philip Øgaard ED Sophie Hesselberg MUS Zbigniew Preisner CAST Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Ian Hart, Charlotte Rampling (Helen), Louise Goodall, Jason Hetherington, Kate Lynn Evans, John Killoran

SOUS LE SABLE, a.k.a. UNDER THE SAND (2000) DIR François Ozon PROD Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier SCR François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Marina de Van, Marcia Romano CAM Antoine Héberlé, Jeanne Lapoirie ED Laurence Bawedin MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Charlotte Rampling (Marie Drillon), Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart, Pierre Vernier, Andrée Tainsy, Maya Gaugler, Damien Abbou

THE FOURTH ANGEL (2001) DIR John Irvin PROD Allan Scott, Peter S. Simpson SCR Allan Scott (novel by Robin Hunter) CAM Mike Molloy ED Nick Rotundo MUS Paul Zaza CAST Jeremy Irons, Forest Witaker, Jason Priestley, Briony Glassco, Charlotte Rampling (Kate), Lois Maxwell, Timothy West, Joel Pitts, Anna Maguire

SUPERSTITION (2001) DIR Kenneth Hope PROD Denis Wigman, Bob Hubar SCR Paul Hoffman, Kate Dennis (story by Stephen Volk) CAM Stephen Smith MUS John Ewbank ED Kevin Whelan CAST Sienna Guillory, Mark Strong, Charlotte Rampling (Frances Matteo), Alice Krige, David Warner, Frances Barber, Derek de Lint

SPY GAME (2001) DIR Tony Scott PROD Douglas Wick, Marc Abraham SCR Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata (story by Michael Frost Beckner) CAM Dan Windel ED Christian Wagner MUS Harry Gregson-Williams CAST Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, David Hemmings, Charlotte Rampling (Anne Cathcart)

EMBRASSEZ QUI VOUS VOUDREZ, a.k.a. SUMMER THINGS (2002) DIR Michel Blanc PROD Yves Marmion SCR Michel Blanc (book by Joseph Connolly) CAM Sean Bobbitt ED Maryline Monthieux MUS Mark Russell CAST Charlotte Rampling (Elizabeth Lannier), Jacques Dutronc, Carole Bouquet, Karin Viard, Vincent Elbaz, Clotilde Courau, Denis Podalydès, Lou Doillon, Mélanie Laurent

I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD (2003) DIR Mike Hodges PROD Marisa Polvino SCR Trevor Preston CAM Michael Garfath ED Paul Carlin MUS Simon Fisher-Turner CAST Clive Owen, Charlotte Rampling (Helen), Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malcolm McDowell, Jamie Foreman, Ken Stott, Sylvia Syms, Alexander Morton

SWIMMING POOL (2003) DIR François Ozon PROD Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier SCR François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Sionann O’Neill CAM Yorick Le Saux ED Monica Coleman MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Charlotte Rampling (Sarah Morton), Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour, Marc Fayolle, Mireille Mossé, Michel Fau

THE STATEMENT (2003) DIR Norman Jewison PROD Norman Jewison, Robert Lantos SCR Ronald Harwood (novel by Brian Moore) CAM Kevin Jewison ED Stephen E. Rivkin, Andrew S. Eisen MUS Normand Corbeil CAST Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling (Nicole), John Neville, Ciarán Hinds, Frank Finlay

IMMORTAL (AD VITAM), a.k.a. IMMORTAL (2004) DIR Enki Bilal PROD Charles Gassot SCR Serge Lehman (comic books ‘La Foire aux immortels” and “La Femme piège” by Enki Bilal) CAM Pascal Gennesseaux ED Véronique Parnet MUS Sigur Rós, Goran Vejvoda CAST Linda Hardy, Thomas Kretschmann, Charlotte Rampling (Elma Turner), Yann Collette, Frédéric Pierrot, Thomas M. Pollard, Joe Sheridan, Jean-Louis Trintignant (voice only)

JERUSALEMSKI SINDROM, a.k.a. SYNDROME JERUSALEM (2004) DIR Jakov Sedlar, Dominik Sedlar PROD Jakov Sedlar, Ron Assoulin, Stephen Ollendorff SCR Jakov Sedlar CAM Mario Kokotovic ED Zdravko Borko MUS Ivan Tarnaj CAST Bozidar Alic, Rachel Binder, Macaulay Culkin, Alain Finkielkraut, Elis Lovric, Charlotte Rampling, Martin Sheen

LE CHIAVI DI CASA, a.k.a. THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE (2004) DIR Gianni Amelio PROD Enzo Porcelli SCR Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli (story by Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli; novel by Giuseppe Pontiggia) CAM Luca Bigazzi ED Simona Paggi MUS Franco Piersanti CAST Kim Rossi Stuart, Charlotte Rampling (Nicole), Andrea Rossi, Alla Faerovich, Pierfrancesco Favino, Manuel Katzy, Michael Weiss, Ingrid Appenroth, Dimitri Süsin

LEMMING (2005) DIR Dominik Moll PROD Michel Saint-Jean SCR Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand CAM Jean-Marc Fabre ED Mike Fromentin MUS David Whitaker CAST Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling (Alice Pollock), André Dussollier, Jacques Bonnaffé, Véronique Affholder, Michel Cassagne

VERS LE SUD, a.k.a. HEADING SOUTH (2005) DIR Laurent Cantet PROD Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta SCR Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, Sandy Whitelaw (three stories from the book ‘La chair du maître’ by Dany Laferrière) CAM Pierre Milon ED Robin Campillo CAST Charlotte Rampling (Ellen), Karen Young, Louise Portal, Ménothy César, Lys Ambroise, Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz, Wilfried Paul, Anotte Saint Ford

BASIC INSTINCT 2 (2006) DIR Michael Caton-Jones PROD Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels SCR Harry Bean, Leora Barish (characters created by Joe Eszterhas) CAM Gyula Pados ED John Scott, István Király MUS John Murphy CAST Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, Hugh Dancy, David Thewlis, Terence Harvey, Charlotte Rampling (Milena Gardosh), Heathcote Williams

DÉSACCORD PARFAIT, a.k.a. TWICE UPON A TIME (2006) DIR – SCR Antoine de Caunes PROD Pierre Kubel, Christopher Granier-Deferre CAM Pierre Aïm MUS Steve Nieve CAST Charlotte Rampling (Alice d’Abanville), Jean Rochefort, Isabelle Nanty, Ian Richardson, Simon Kunz, James Thierrée, Charles Dance, Boy George

ANGEL (2007) DIR François Ozon PROD Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier SCR François Ozon, Martin Crimp (novel by Elizabeth Taylor) CAM Denis Lenoir ED Muriel Breton MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling (Hermione), Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender, Jacqueline Tong, Janine Duvitsky, Christopher Benjamin

CAÓTICA ANA, a.k.a. CHAOTIC ANA (2007) DIR – SCR- ED Julio Medem PROD Sebastian Álvarez CAM Mario Montero MUS Jocelyn Pook CAST Manuela Vellés, Charlotte Rampling (Justine), Bebe Rebolledo, Nicolas Calazé, Asier Newman, Matthias Habich, Lluís Homar

DECEPTION (2008) DIR Marcel Langenegger PROD Hugh Jackman, Christopher Eberts, Arnold Rifkin, Robbie Brenner, John Palermo SCR Mark Bomback CAM Dante Spinotti ED Christian Wagner, Douglas Crise MUS Ramin Djawadi CAST Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman, Andrew Ginsburg, Charlotte Rampling (Wall Street Belle)

BABYLON A.D. (2008) DIR Mathieu Kassovitz PROD Mathieu Kassovitz, Selwyn Roberts SCR Mathieu Kassovitz, Éric Besnard (novel by Maurice G. Dantec) CAM Thierry Arbogast ED Benjamin Weill MUS Atli Örvarsson CAST Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong, Charlotte Rampling (The High Priestess), Gérard Depardieu

THE DUCHESS (2008) DIR Saul Dibb PROD Michael Kuhn, Gabrielle Tana SCR Saul Dibb, Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen (book by Amanda Foreman) CAM Gyula Pados ED Masahiro Hirakubo MUS Rachel Portman CAST Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling (Lady Spencer), Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, John Shrapnel

LE BAL DES ACTRICES, a.k.a. ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES and THE ACTRESS’ BALL (2009) DIR Maïwenn PROD François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne SCR Maïwenn CAM Pierre Aïm ED Laure Gardette MUS Gabriel Yared CAST Jeanne Balibar, Romane Bohringer, Julie Depardieu, Mélanie Doutey, Marina Foïs, Maïwenn, Charlotte Rampling (Herself), Karin Viard, Yvan Attel, Bertrand Blier

QUELQUE CHOSE À TE DIRE, a.k.a. BLAME IT ON MUM (2009) DIR Cécile Telerman PROD Cécile Telerman, Yann Gilbert SCR Cécile Telerman, Jérôme Soubeyrand (adaptation by Cécile Telerman, Jérôme Soubeyrand) CAM Robert Alazraki ED Marie Castro MUS Jacques Davidovici CAST Mathilde Seigner, Olivier Marchal, Pascal Elbé, Charlotte Rampling (Mady Celliers), Patrick Chesnais, Sophie Cattani

BOOGIE WOOGIE (2009) DIR Duncan Ward PROD Danny Moynihan, Cat Villiers, Christopher Simon, Kami Naghdi SCR Danny Moynihan (also novel) CAM John Mathieson ED Kant Pan MUS Janusz Podrazik CAST Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Simon McBurney, Charlotte Rampling (Emille), Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

LE FEMME INVISIBLE (D’APRÈS UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE), a.k.a. THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (2009) DIR Agathe Teyssier PROD Yorick Le Saux, Mani Mortazavi SCR Agathe Teyssier, Yorick Le Saux, Cécile Vargaftig, Géraldine Keiflin CAM Yorick Le Saux ED Marion Monnier MUS Guillaume Teyssier CAST Julie Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling (Rose), Micheline Dax, Éric Naggar, Lolita Chammah, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

LIFE DURING WARTIME (2009) DIR – SCR Todd Solondz PROD Derrick Tseng CAM Edward Lachman ED Kevin Messman CAST Shirley Henderson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Roslyn Ruff, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Dylan Riley Snyder, Charlotte Rampling (Jacqueline), Ally Sheedy

STREETDANCE 3D (2010) DIR Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini PROD James Richardson, Allan Niblo SCR Jane English CAM Sam McCurdy ED Tim Murrell MUS Lloyd Perrin, Jordan Crisp CAST Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor, Ukweli Roach, Frank Harper, George Sampson, Charlotte Rampling (Helena), Eleanor Bron, Patrick Baladi

NEVER LET ME GO (2010) DIR Mark Romanek PROD Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich SCR Alex Garland (novel by Kazuo Ishiguro) CAM Adam Kimmel ED Barney Pilling MUS Rachel Portman CAST Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Sally Hawkins, Charlotte Rampling (Miss Emily), Ella Purnell, Isobel Meikle-Small

RIO SEX COMEDY (2010) DIR – SCR Jonathan Nossiter PROD Jonathan Nossiter, Matias Mariani CAM Lubomir Bakchev ED Jonathan Nossiter, Sophie Brunet CAST Charlotte Rampling (Charlotte), Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Fisher Stevens, Jérôme Kircher, Jean-Marc Roulot, David Jarre

MLYN I KRZYZ, a.k.a. THE MILL AND THE CROSS (2011) DIR – PROD Lech Majewski SCR Lech Majewski, Michael Francis Gibson CAM Lech Majewski, Adam Sikora ED Eliot Ems [Lech Majewski], Norbert Rudzik MUS Lech Majewski, Józef Skrzek CAST Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling (Mary), Michael York, Joanna Litwin, Dorota Lis, Bartosz Capowicz, Mateusz Machnik, Marian Maluka

MELANCHOLIA (2011) DIR – SCR Lars von Trier PROD Louise Vesth CAM Manuel Alberto Claro ED Molly Marlene Stensgaard CAST Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling (Gaby), John Hurt, Brady Corbet

THE EYE OF THE STORM (2011) DIR Fred Schepisi PROD Antony Waddington, Gregory Read SCR Judy Morris (novel by Patrick Whte) CAM Ian Baker ED Kate Williams MUS Paul Gabowsky CAST Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling (Elizabeth Hunter), Judy Davis, Maria Theodorakis, Jamie Timony, Bob Marcs, Alexandra Schepisi

I, ANNA (2012) DIR Barnaby Southcombe PROD Jo Burn SCR Barnaby Southcombe (novel by Elsa Lewin) CAM Ben Smithard ED Peter Boyle MUS David Braud, Jean Michel Derain, K.I.D. CAST Charlotte Rampling (Anna Lewis), Gabriel Byrne, Eddie Marsen, Jodhi May, Ralph Brown, Max Deacon, Honor Blackman, Hayley Atwell, Caroline Catz

CLEANSKIN (2012) DIR – PROD – SCR Hadi Hajaig CAM Ian Howes ED H.H. Hajaig [Hadi Hajaig] MUS Simon Lambros CAST Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling (Charlotte), Abhin Galeya, Tom Burke, Tuppence Middleton, Peter Polycarpou, James Fox

TUTTO PARLA DI TE, a.k.a. ALL ABOUT YOU (2012) DIR Alina Marazzi PROD Francesco Virga SCR Alina Marazzi, Dario Zonta, Daniela Persico (story by Alina Marazzi, Gaia Giani, Chiara Cremaschi) CAM Mario Masini ED Ilaria Fraiolli MUS Dominik Scherrer CAST Charlotte Rampling (Pauline), Elena Radonicich, Maria Grazia Mandruzzato, Valerio Binasco, Alice Torriani, Marta Lina Comerio

NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON (2013) DIR Bille August PROD Peter Reichenbach, Kerstin Ramcke, Günther Russ SCR Greg Latter, Ulrich Herrmann (novel by Pascal Mercier) CAM Filip Zumbrunn ED Hansjörg Weißbrich MUS Annette Focks CAST Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling (Older Adriana)

JEUNE & JOLIE, a.k.a. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL and YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (2013) DIR – SCR François Ozon PROD Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer CAM Pascal Marti ED Laure Gardette MUS Philippe Rombi CAST Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling (Alice), Nathalie Richard

THE SEA (2013) DIR Stephen Brown PROD David Collins, Luc Roeg, Michael Robinson SCR John Banville (also novel) CAM John Conroy ED Stephen O’Connell MUS Andrew Hewitt CAST Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling (Miss Vavasour), Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Bonnie Wright, Sinéad Cusack, Joe Gallagher

LE DOS ROUGE, a.k.a. PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST (2014) DIR – SCR Antoine Barraud PROD Antoine Barraud, Cédric Walter, Vincent Wang CAM Antoine Parouty ED Catherine Libert, Frédéric Piet MUS Bertrand Bonello CAST Bertrand Bonello, Jeanne Balibar, Géraldine Pailhas, Joanna Preiss, Barbet Schroeder, Pascal Greggory, Valérie Dréville, Nicolas Maury, Charlotte Rampling (The Mother [voice only])

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM (2015) DIR Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson PROD Guy Maddin, Phoebe Greenberg, Phyllis Laing, Penny Mancuso SCR Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Bob Kotyk CAM Benjamin Kasulke, Stéphanie Anne, Weber Biron ED John Gurdebeke MUS Guy Maddin, Jason Staczek, Galen Johnson CAST Roy Dupuis, Charlotte Rampling (The Ostler’s Mother), Mathieu Amalric, Amira Casar, Louis Negin, Clara Furey, Geraldine Chaplin, Ariane Labed, Udo Kier

45 YEARS (2015) DIR Andrew Haigh PROD Tristan Goligher SCR Andrew Haigh (short story ‘In Another Country’ by David Constantine) CAM Lol Crawley ED Jonathan Alberts CAST Charlotte Rampling (Kate Mercer), Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chalmers

SEANCES (2016) DIR Guy Maddin PROD Phyllis Lang SCR Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Bob Kotyk CAM Benjamin Kasulke ED John Gurdebeke CAST Mathieu Amalric, Deena Aziz, Vasco Bailly-Gentaub, Jacques Bonnaffé, Céline Bonnier, Amira Casar, Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling

SCULPT (2016) DIR – CAM Loris Gréaud MUS The Residents CAST Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Lonsdale, The Residents, Pascal Greggory, Abel Ferrara, Claude Farent

ASSASSIN’S CREED (2016) DIR Justin Kurzel PROD Frank Marshall, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Arnon Milchan, Conor McCaughan SCR Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage (video game created by Corey May, Jade Raymond, Patrice Désilets) CAM Adam Arkapaw ED Christopher Tellefsen MUS Jed Kurzel CAST Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling (Ellen Kaye), Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (2017) DIR Ritesh Batra PROD Ed Rubin, David M. Thompson SCR Nick Payne (adaptation by Nick Payne; novel by Julian Barnes) CAM Christopher Cross ED John F. Lyons MUS Max Richter CAST Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle, Joe Alwyn, Freya Mavor, Matthew Goode, Charlotte Rampling (Veronica Ford)

HANNAH (2017) DIR Andrea Pallaoro PROD Andrea Stucovitz, Clément Duboin, John Engel SCR Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado CAM Chayse Irvin ED Paola Freddi MUS Michelino Bisceglia CAST Charlotte Rampling (Hannah), André Wilms, Stéphanie Van Vyve, Simon Bisschop, Jessica Fanhan, Fatou Traoré, Jean-Michel Balthazar

EUPHORIA (2018) DIR – SCR Lisa Langseth PROD Alicia Vikander, Charles Collier, Patrick Andersson, Frida Bargo CAM Rob Hardy ED Dino Jonsäter MUS Lisa Holmqvist CAST Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling (Marina), Charles Dance, Mark Stanley, Adrian Lester, Tiger Kirchharz

RED SPARROW (2018) DIR Francis Lawrence PROD Peter Chernin, Steven Zaillian, David Ready, Jenno Topping SCR Justin Haythe (novel by Jason Matthews) CAM Jo Willems ED Alan Edward Bell MUS James Newton Howard CAST Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling (Matron), Mary-Louise Parker, Joely Richardson, Thekla Reuten

WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE TO COME (2018) DIR Lian Lunson PROD Lian Lunson, Terence Berry, Molly M. Mayeux SCR Lian Lunson (also story) CAM Kimberly Culotta ED Melanie Annan, Meredith Sommers MUS Ryan Beveridge CAST Charlotte Rampling (Dixie Riggs), Sophie Lowe, Willie Nelson, Waylon Payne, Sonny Carl Davis, Damon Carney, Todd Terry

VALLEY OF THE GODS (2018) DIR – SCR Lech Majewski PROD Lech Majewski, Filip Jan Rymsa CAM Pawel Tybora ED Norbert Rudzik MUS Jan A.P. Kaczmarek CAST Jaimie Ray Newman, Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, John Rhys-Davies, Charlotte Rampling (Amanda Joyce), Bérénice Marlohe, Keir Dullea, Tokala Black Elk

THE LITTLE STRANGER (2018) DIR Lenny Abrahamson PROD Andrea Calderwood, Ed Guiney, Gail Egan SCR Lucinda Coxon (novel by Sarah Waters) CAM Ole Bratt Birkeland CAST Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling (Mrs. Ayers), Kate Phillips, Josh Dylan, Anna Madeley

TV MOVIES

SHERLOCK HOLMES IN NEW YORK (1976) DIR Boris Sagal PROD John Cutts SCR Alvin Sapinsley (characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle) CAM Michael D. Margulies ED Samuel E. Beetley MUS Richard Rodney Bennett CAST Roger Moore, John Huston, Patrick Macnee, Charlotte Rampling (Irene Adler), David Huddleston, Signe Hasso, Gig Young, Leon Ames, Jackie Coogan

LA FEMME ABANDONÉE (1992) DIR Édouard Molinaro PROD Christine Gouze-Rénal SCR Édouard Molinaro, Madeleine Chapsal (novel by Honoré de Balzac) CAM Michael Epp MUS Vladimir Cosma ED Annick Rousset-Rouard CAST Charlotte Rampling (Fanny de Lussange), Christopher Thompson, Vanessa Wagner, Yann Collette, Philippe Laudenbach, Niels Arestrup

MURDER IN MIND (1994) DIR Robert Bierman PROD Lynn Horsford, Loucas George SCR Jenny Diski CAM Ashley Rowe ED Bill Wright MUS Richard Hartley CAST Juliette Caton, Trevor Eve, Cathryn Harrison, Mandy Lomax, Charlotte Rampling (Sonya Davies), Anna Massey

SAMSON LE MAGNIFIQUE, a.k.a. A QUESTION OF CLASS (1995) DIR Etienne Périer SCR Bertrand Poirot-Delpech (play by Henri Bernstein) CAM Martial Thury MUS Jean-Marie Sénia CAST Charlotte Rampling (Isabelle de Marsac), Roger Hanin, Eléonore Hirt, André Valardy, Corinne Touzet, Jean-Claude Dauphin, Hélène Duc

LA DERNIÈRE FÊTE (1996) DIR Pierre Granier-Deferre SCR Pierre Granier-Deferre, Madeleine Chapsal (novel by Stefan Zweig) ED Ariane Boeglin MUS Éric Demarsan CAST Charlotte Rampling (La Marquise), Stéphane Freiss, Bernard Dhéran, Manfred Andrae, Thomas Kretschmann, Célia Granier-Deferre, Claire Keim

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1999) DIR Julian Jarrold PROD David Snodin SCR Tony Marchant (novel by Charles Dickens) CAM David Odd ED Chris Gill MUS Peter Salem CAST Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling (Miss Havisham), Nicholas Blane, Emma Cunniffe, Daniel Evans

LE GRAND RESTAURANT (2010) DIR Gérard Pullicino PROD Pierre Palmade, Benoît di Sabatino, Pascal Guillaume SCR Pierre Palmade CAM Thierry Deschamp ED Frédéric Scherer CAST Pierre Palmade, Jean Leduc, Sébastien Castro, Anne-Elisabeth Blateau, Jérémy Kapone, Jean-Marie Bigard, André Dussollier, Charlotte Rampling (A Client in the Resaurant), Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Jugnot, Pierre Richard, Thierry Lhermitte, Jean Rochefort, Michel Aumont, Yolande Moreau

TV MINI-SERIES

IMPERIUM: AUGUSTUS (2003) DIR Roger Young PROD Luca Bernabei, Matilde Bernabei, Ferdinand Dohna SCR Eric Lerner CAM Giovanni Galasso ED Alessandro Lucidi MUS Pino Donaggio CAST Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling (Livia Drusilla), Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler, Ken Duken, Russell Barr